In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Stump Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: Have you ever heard of Romaine punch? I assume it does not contain any Romaine lettuce. -- Y.T., San Angelo, Texas

A: Your assumption is correct. Punch Romaine is a rum-spiked shaved-ice palate cleanser that is blended with citrus, champagne, ice and sometimes egg whites for foam. Famed French chef Georges Auguste Escoffier created the original recipe, which was essentially a granita -- a semi-frozen dessert.

What is so special about punch Romaine is that it was served on the final first-class dinner menu aboard the Titanic.

Q: Who is the super-hot actress who plays Jan on the Toyota commercials? -- C.F., Lompoc, California

A: Her name is Laurel Coppock. Coppock resides in Los Angeles, and is a member of the Groundlings comedy troupe. Her resume also includes appearances in several TV shows, including "Arrested Development" and "2 Broke Girls." I think with the success of the Toyota commercials, we will see a lot more of her in the future and there will be more biographical information about her to read.

Q: From time to time, I see a production card after a TV broadcast with two men sitting on the beach alongside a red-and-white striped cabana. One is wearing a tight black swim cap the other says, "That's some bad hat, Harry." I don't get it. -- M.H., Nashua, New Hampshire

A: You and possibly a few million television viewers. The vanity card is for the production company Bad Hat Harry Productions, which was started by Bryan Singer. Singer is best known for directing "The Usual Suspects" and the "X-Men" films.

The name of the company is taken from a scene in the 1975 film "Jaws." Police Chief Brody, played by Roy Scheider, comments on the swim cap worn by an elderly swimmer, "That some bad hat, Harry." You described the vanity card well, but you missed one important feature: In the water is a shark's fin.

Q: During a drive while out of state, I saw a sign John's Mere. What is John's Mere? -- B.Z., Philadelphia, Mississippi

A: A "mere" is a small lake, pond or marsh, so it must be one owned by someone named John.

Q: What is the shortest word in English containing all five main vowels? -- M.R., Rock Hill, South Carolina

A: It's "eunoia," which means, among other things, "well mind" or "beautiful thinking."

Q: There seem to be a lot of AAMCO Transmission repair shops. How many? What does the name mean? -- C.C., Portland, Maine

A: Anthony A. Martino and Robert Morgan founded AAMCO Transmissions in 1963. Martino used the first letter of each of his names to form the name AAMCO -- and MAACO, which he co-founded in 1972. There are about 850 franchises across America. AAMCO was sold in 2006 to American Capital, the owner of Cottman Transmission.

Anthony A. Martino and Daniel I. Rhode founded MAACO Collision Repair & Auto Painting in 1972. In 2008, MAACO was sold to the holding company of Meineke Car Care Centers.

Q: Being from Miami, I was a fan of Shaquille O'Neal when he played for the Heat in the NBA. What size shoe does he wear? Is there a meaning to his first name? -- R.T., Miami

A: At 7 feet, 1 inch, Shaq needs a large foundation to hold his giant frame -- size 23 shoes work just fine. Shaquille is a variation of the name Shakil; it means "handsome" in Arabic.

Q: What is the fancy word for someone who is a peddler of books and newspapers? -- J.N., Mobile, Alabama

A: The word is "colporteur," which also means someone employed by a religious society to distribute Bibles and other religious tracts. According to Merriam-Webster, the word was first used in the 1790s. It comes from Middle French 'comporteur' meaning "to bear or peddle."

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